View Full Version : Beaufighter Vs Ki43. Both surprised and have to act. What?

12-22-2005, 10:19 AM
As in the La7 Vs Dora ( http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2811039683 ),the BF110 Vs single-seat Sturmovik ( http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/6181095883 ), and the Rufe Vs Hurricane ( http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3341094983 ) scenario,
the two pilots were completing their Sudokus when suddenly they simultaneously realise the one is flying next to the other. The rear crewman of the Beaufighter like all Beaufighter rear crewmen of the game was given neither a Sudoku nor a headset. So fully alert, but mute http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Parallel, distance 30m, same direction, speed 350km/h. Altitude 100m. Location: In the middle of the Pacific.
What do you do if you are the Beau and what if you are the Ki43?

Approximate specs:
Beau: 485km/h at sea level, 515 at 4700m, heavy front armament, very strong armour.
Oscar: 440km/h at sea level, 500 at 4000m, Biplane's turn rate, ridiculously unarmoured, weak armament.

12-22-2005, 02:21 PM
Fly straight and level, and suck up all of the Oscar's armament.
Ofcourse you wouldn't know the Oscar was there because of the poor rear view and blind, deaf and dumb navigator

12-22-2005, 02:26 PM
Beau: give Hayabusa a quick h2h burst. In case of hit turn around to see if there's chute opening to call PBY. If miss run away.

Ki-43: avoid h2h turn as fast as possible and ... fire http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

12-22-2005, 02:46 PM
Run away!

12-22-2005, 02:59 PM
Ki-43? Shoot it a dirty look and it'll ignite.

RAAF Beaufighters often came up against Oscars in their areas as the more modern types were more likely sent to the Phillipines theatre and the backwaters of the south Pacific were given lower priority.

Beaus rarely had problems with IJA fighters, they just floored it and waited to strafe them when they were on the ground.

12-28-2005, 02:05 AM
Beau: Just gun him down http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Ki43: Repent my sins.

12-28-2005, 02:41 AM
The Ki.43 is a tad lighter than the Beaufighter, but the latter is faster overall. If I was the Japanese pilot, I would drop flaps, throttle down as much as I dared and try to get on the Beau's tail. Alternatively, I would drop flaps and do a barrel roll to loose speed and try to get above and behind the Beau and give it all the ammo I've got before those wonderful Peregrines get up to speed.

This is the only chance the Ki.43 will get. At 100 meters, the planes are too low to make a spilt-s, and the speed is to slow for an Immelmann. This means that the only other option is disengaging and going at it, in which case the Beaufighter, having superior speed and firepower holds most of the cards if it€s flown by a decent pilot.

12-28-2005, 03:14 AM
Beaufighter; Dive and run flatout at 0m. Extend to 5 miles. Climb slowly to 1500 meters higher than the Oscar. Creep around behind him. B'n'Z his a s s with a 5 second burst from the 4 Hispanos and 4 .50cals as you sail by as 350 I A S.

Ki-43: Firewall the throttle and do a combat turn in behind the Beau. Zoom in with the telescopic sight and try and cripple his engines as he is running away.

12-28-2005, 06:25 PM
Ki-43: Pull up to the Beau cockpit and ask of they have any grey poupon.